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#31 OFFLINE   Snagglepuss

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Posted 29 January 2017 - 09:53 PM

I am sure the Caddy would be perfect* Eddy

Next one is 15th July I think.
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Posted 29 January 2017 - 10:05 PM

All the cars I used for this in Cyprus, and therefore all my autotest experience, featured stir-it-yourself gears with the concomitant excess of pedals.  I would have no idea how well an automatic would do under such conditions, but to be fair I wouldn't expect it to take too much beating.  Having said that, several of the cars I was competing against were auto: XJ6, Silver Shadow, Stag, etc...  I have no qualms about using a big vehicle, I've been round in a mk1 Granada and a double-cab pickup, but the X1/9 was significantly better at the job.  In fact I'd suggest it as an ideal contender.  I've seen a Fiat 500 (proper air-cooled one) go round too and that was surprisingly suitable.


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Posted 29 January 2017 - 10:58 PM

Cheers chaps, sounds ideal for starlet.
18th & 19th feb. Its held at junction 4 M 65 if anyone else fancies it.

I am going to to on 18th which is the trial day before the event on 19th

£5 membership and £30 entry fee. Anyone over 14 can take part. You can even hire a car there for the day.

I might toddle along with the lad on the 18th for a looksie and a maddy D's.


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Posted 29 January 2017 - 11:35 PM

I used to do these back in the day in various small hatchbacks.
Good handbrake, skinny back tyres pumped up to about 50 psi and off you go.

Biggest trouble I had was remembering the course. Bloody good fun though
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Posted 29 January 2017 - 11:45 PM

This guy is pretty handy.....

 

 

Thats a very complicated course too.

 

 

That is how to drive a proper mini!



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Posted 30 January 2017 - 08:15 AM

I might toddle along with the lad on the 18th for a looksie and a maddy D's.

 

Apparently entry gets you  voucher for said fine dinning restaurant for lunchtime. That is a billy bonus


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Posted 04 February 2017 - 04:03 PM

Got confirmation email today, so will do an update once done.
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Posted 04 February 2017 - 04:04 PM

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 07:36 AM

The starlet will do well I reckon . I wanted to have a go at auto tests when I had the puma but ran out of time .

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 08:47 AM

I once saw a clip of Paddy Hopkirk doing an autotest, quite a lot of footwork involved.



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Posted 14 February 2017 - 08:36 PM

Got the map through for the autotest today

I iz excite

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 08:41 PM

There one of these that is held regularly near me, I'm intending to take the Puma along at the next opportunity, it looks like excellent fun.

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 08:50 PM

This is one I did at Kaimes, Ayrshire a couple of years back. Apparently, I'm a bit too enthusiastic :

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This is my mate Paul driving, he beat me by several seconds :

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but I reckon I still had the most fun :)
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Posted 14 February 2017 - 09:03 PM

A couple of mates got this bought and prepped for less than £20, and it won it's class first time out 

 

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 09:05 PM

I enquired about this with the Southsea Motor Club as they have them on fairly regularly, I wanted to keep up with marshalling but not have to travel miles to a venue - also keen to have a stab at it. I put it off when the Nissan started to eat its gearbox but reckon the Yaris would probably do alright in the sub 1400cc class.

 

As others have said, entry for the SSMC events is about £10 plus £25 subs for the year, could be a worthwhile day out for the Solent Shiters? The two I looked at were at South Downs College and East Hampshire Council Offices car parks, looks like their website hasn't yet been updated for AutoSolo tests for 2017 but will keep my eyes peeled.

 

Or we could have an apocalyptically shit Autoshite AutoSolo (ASAS, natch) somewhere, perhaps an event for Shitefest '17? Start borrowing cones from the local roadworks now...


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Posted 14 February 2017 - 11:02 PM

Asas could be a hoot. Especially if the same car was used by everyone
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Posted 15 February 2017 - 11:35 AM

That looks ACE. You'll have a great time. The track doesn't look too bad to remember either. Plus there's not many motorsport venues that give you the opportunity to crash into HGV's, a compacter and a bin compound.


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Posted 15 February 2017 - 02:41 PM

The c2 would be fun if not fast. the van would be hilarious, till it fell over

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 07:54 PM

I've done this twice: once in a borrowed Caterham 7 at a corporate jolly at Brands Hatch. Obviously I thought I was Billy Big Bollocks and just ended up sliding all over the show, almost killing a load of office workers on their Christmas Party.

Second time I was in my Grandmother's base Nova, had more fun tbh, and came 2nd or 3rd overall.


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Posted 15 February 2017 - 08:09 PM

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Up against some interesting cars
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Posted 15 February 2017 - 10:27 PM

I haven't done these for years, used to have a go when I was in my 20s (using an MG Midget, then Lotus 7, then various Morgans) I wasn't that good but it was great fun. One of the most memorable was when I was someone's reverse gear, they were competing in a Morgan three wheeler, it had two forward gears and no reverse, so to go backwards I had to jump out and push.
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Posted 17 February 2017 - 10:55 PM

Got the wheel bearings adjusted again By NJGleeds as they were droning slightly

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Gave it a wash and will hoover it tomorrow. Definitely got to be worth a few seconds
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Posted 18 February 2017 - 03:16 AM

I received an email inviting members to an autotest over in Johnstone, Glasgow on sat 4th march run by the Scottish Sporting Car Club

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It's quite likely that I won't be able to attend as I've already promised my mam that I'd go visit that weekend but the lads are a friendly bunch and are always looking for new members to join them - if anyone fancies it, I can forward the info.

The autotest I did last year with them was down in Ayr at the former Nobel explosives works (sounds exotic, is really just some industrial wasteland) and was a great day out. Everyone was very friendly, they took the time to explain the format and rules then walked us round the course then provided bacon rolls for lunch. I can't remember exactly how much it costs but I'm sure it was silly cheap, something like thirty quid including membership of the club.


Me driving too enthusiastically again
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Paul beating me again (the fucker)
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Posted 18 February 2017 - 03:19 AM

Just checked the prices : £15 entry fee + £10 annual membership fee

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 01:59 PM

It is most excellent.

We had to set it up this morning
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Couple of 1.0 rally Micra's. Micra's seem to be the weapon of choice although quickest was mini
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NJGLeeds campaigning the starlet

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 02:03 PM

This is properly bloody good fun.
Now sat in MaccyDs for lunch.
Actually, this is also good fun.
Bring on this afternoon....
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Posted 18 February 2017 - 02:15 PM

Looks a great laugh



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Posted 18 February 2017 - 02:21 PM

Will put some videos later.
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Posted 18 February 2017 - 05:24 PM

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Starlet driven in anger

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Mini showing us how it is done

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I was slower..... Bugger

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 07:12 PM

One or two of Will campaigning the Starlet...

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